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12-06-2012, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by SPV View Post
Exactly. I didn't know that people actually liked that film. Most everyone I know thought it was dramatically worse than the first one and for much the same reason you mentioned.
It definitely went more darker, goth or noir like. a very Burton-like movie visually. To put it in comic book art terms, it was like going from Jim Lee to Jae Lee. I remember the critics praising the visuals of the movie and how the villains were not all evil but more like twisted or tortured souls. The penguins "burying" The Penguin was a really sad scene. Both Danny De Vito and Michell Pfeiffer gave great performances as The Penguin and Cat woman respectively but the story wasn't the best possible. I checked via Wikipedia some of the reviews and Roger Ebert said while he liked some of it, it still wasn't "the Batman story we all want to see".

A poll would be nice to see but Batman Returns was a bit polarizing at the time though it did get better reviews that Batman.

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